Rosacea is a condition that causes the blood vessels in the face to enlarge, giving the nose and cheeks a flushed appearance. People with rosacea may also develop red bumps on their face. Anyone can develop rosacea, but it is much more common in people who have fair skin. Currently, there is no cure available for rosacea, but there are treatment options designed to maintain its symptoms.
Fortunately, laser treatment has been shown to be promising. Laser treatment involves emitting wavelengths of light to target the affected blood vessels, minimizing their appearance on the skin.
At New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, we can use laser treatments for the four main types of rosacea. These VBeam treatments can help improve the appearance of rosacea. Doctor John Lazor can help customize a treatment option that is tailored to your skin and your needs. Contact New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center today to schedule your consultation.
The benefits of laser treatment have been clinically-proven. Laser treatment can reduce many of the symptoms of rosacea, such as the redness, flushing, rash, inflammation and swelling. Laser treatments can also improve skin tone. Additionally, it can work on many skin types.
One of the studies that evaluated the effectiveness of laser treatments involved 32 patients who received between one and seven treatments. The results of the study showed that 83 percent of the patients experienced less redness. Seventy-five percent of the patients experienced less flushing, and 64 percent of the subjects received fewer acne breakouts.
The success of laser treatments is contingent on many factors, including lifestyle choices and the conditions of one’s skin. People who limit their sun exposure usually get better results.
Fewer Side Effects than Medication
One of the reasons that laser treatment is often recommended instead of medication is because it has fewer side effects. Medication treatments can even be dangerous for some people, such as women who are nursing or pregnant. Laser treatments are designed to target the affected blood vessels without causing harm to the healthy skin. This is why laser treatments are also a good alternative to creams.
Am I a Candidate?
Even though laser treatments are safe and very effective, they may not be right for some people. Only a healthcare professional can determine whether laser treatments are right for a particular patient. People who are prone to developing keloids or have a clotting disorder may not be considered a good candidate for laser treatments.
Multiple Treatments May Be Required
The severity of the problem is one of the main factors that determines how many laser treatments a person will need. However, many people will be required to get multiple treatments. Each treatment can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less.